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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Nancy Pelosi
Minority Leader, House of Representatives
MSNBCW 08/16/2013
Melvin: Senate judiciary chairman Pat Leahy says he plans to hold another hearing on the NSA surveillance program. (Former) House speaker Nancy Pelosi called the report, quote, "extremely disturbing" in a statement saying in part, “Congress must conduct rigorous oversight to ensure that all incidents, all incidents, of noncompliance are reported to the oversight committees and the FISA court in a timely and comprehensive manner and that appropriate steps are taken to ensure violations are not repeated.” The report stems from an NSA audit obtained by the post from leaker Edward Snowden.
Justin Amash
Member, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
CNNW 08/18/2013
Crowley : That's how they found out about all of this about the mistakes that were made. Isn't that a sign actually that the system is working? That they looked and said holy cow, we really messed up on this and we messed up on that? Amash: No the system is not working. Americans were told by the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that there were zero privacy violations and we know that's not true. Americans were assured by the president and others that the FISA court had significant oversight, and we've heard from the chief judge of the FISA court who says that's not true.
Justin Amash
Member, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
CNNW 08/18/2013
Americans have been told that their records have not been collected, that they had no data collected by the Director of National Intelligence and we found out that wasn't true. It's important to understand that even if all of the procedures had been followed there would still be a government violation of peoples’ rights a government violation of people’s privacy under the 4th Amendment of the Constitution because the records of every American in the United States are being collected without any suspicion.
Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Representative D-MD
CNNW 08/18/2013
Van Holien: NSA having exactly what the phone companies have. And what's the test? What's the standard for the NSA being able to search or query that data? Right now you have to have a reasonable suspicion that that phone number was involved in terrorist activity. My concern is NSA can reach that judgment unilaterally. You do not have to get advance notice from the FISA court. I propose before they do any kind of
Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Representative D-MD
CNNW 08/18/2013
Van Holien continued: query, any kind of search, they have to go to the FISA court. And at that step in the process, we also have what's considered a citizen's advocate to take the adversarial position before the FISA court so you have that give and take. Those are important reforms I think most people are concerned that NSA is willy-nilly getting content or doing searches. I do believe that we make sure that that can never happen. Crowley Even if they're not getting content or searches, they're getting a heck of a lot of information as everyone who knows what that phone data is, should someone choose to (misuse it.)
Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Representative D-MD
CNNW 08/18/2013
Van Holien: that's right. And sometimes the NSA folks come after the fact to the court and say hey, court, here's what we say happened. Here's what we believe happened. Just approve it retroactively. So here's what I'm saying. You need to get advanced approval for even a query. Certainly you need to get probable cause for any kind of content information. But even querying a phone number, what number did it call, you should have to go to the court first.
Steven Scully
Senior Executive Producer and Host C-SPAN
CSPAN 08/18/2013
The two democratic Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, both members of the intelligence committee said in a joint statement there are more details to come,
Atika Schubert
CNN Correspondent
CNNW 08/19/2013
Shubert: why was David Miranda, a Brazilian citizen, detained for nearly nine hours at London’s Heathrow airport on Sunday? His partner, Greenwald, the journalist who exposed the vast spying apparatus of the US through documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, says this is an attack on the free press. In
Atika Schubert
CNN Correspondent
CNNW 08/19/2013
Shubert continued: to imprison journalists who report the truth. But to start detaining the family members and loved ones of journalists is simply despotic.” Schedule 7 of the UK Terrorism Act allows British police to detain and interrogate anyone passing through the borders, ostensibly in the name of preventing an attack. But in practice, police can stop anyone for any reason. Detainees are not given access to
Atika Schubert
CNN Correspondent
CNNW 08/19/2013
Shubert continued 2: lawyers until they are released. According to Britain's hope office, 97% of people stopped are released in less than an hour. One in 2,000 are held for the maximum time allowed, nine hours. So why was Miranda in that category? Miranda has now returned to brazil, greeted at the airport by Greenwald but his laptop, phone, DVDs and a game console all remain confiscated. He was traveling from Berlin where he stayed with Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitrus, another of Edward Snowden’s contacts.
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